Islamic Golden Age History Quiz

Can you answer these questions related to the things, people and events that took place during
the Islamic Golden Age, that expanded between 700–1300 AD?
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The Islamic Golden Age is often considered to have begun during the
reign of what Abbasid caliph?
Harun al-Rashid
What city was the center of the age?
Baghdad
What was the name of the public academy and the main library of that city?
House of Wisdom
What branch of mathematics is Persian scholar Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi
considered the "father" of?
Algebra
What popular chemical compound did Muhammad ibn Zakariya al-Razi invent?
Alcohol
What collection of folk tales was compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age?
Arabian Nights
The medieval Andalusian polymath Averroes was known for his translations and
commentaries of what Greek philosopher?
Aristotle
Which poet from the era, according to some, is the best-selling poet of
all time in the United States?
Rumi
The University of al-Qarawiyyin of what Moroccan city is listed as the world's oldest
degree-granting university by Guinness?
Fez
What ancient branch of chemistry attempted to transform base metals to noble metals?
Alchemy
Polymath Al-Biruni was the first person to make the academic study of what country?
India
What did he also estimate the radius of to be 6339.6 km?
Earth
What Persian scholar designed the Jalali calendar, considered the world's
most accurate calendar system?
Omar Khayyam
What Arabic word referred to any type of educational institution during the era?
hint: former name Chennai, India
Madrasa
What military commander wrested the control of Holy Land from the Crusaders?
Saladin
What "bright" branch of physics is Ibn al-Haytham the modern "father of"?
Optics
What name is the polymath Ibn Sina known by in the West,
the father of early modern medicine?
Avicenna
Name one of the subjects Ibn Khaldun is considered to be the modern "father of".
Sociology | Economics |
Historiography |
Demography
What Arab-Andalusian physician was the greatest surgeon of the Middle Ages?
Al-Zahrawi
What tribe invaded the Abbasid caliphate – thus ending the Islamic Golden Age?
The Mongols
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